You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could negatively impact your indoor air quality.
Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without some moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged too. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.
You can rely on Brandon Heating and Plumbing to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 204-728-0180 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.